Bandai Namco Ends Digital Sales, Online Service for Jump Force Game – News

Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Wednesday that it will end digital sales of its Jump Force crossover fighting game, as well as all of its DLC and in-game digital “JF Medal” currency, starting on February 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The game’s online service will end on August 24 from around 9:00 p.m. EDT to August 25 at 1:00 a.m. EDT.

All single-player functions will remain playable locally. In addition, online battles except ranked matches will still be playable, and purchased DLC will remain available. Content that will no longer be available includes the multiplayer lobby, online events, clans, notice board, leaderboards, the reward counter, the in-game store, the premium shop, and online ranked matches.

Spike Chunsoft developed the game, which launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in February 2019 in the Americas, Europe, and Japan.

Jump Force Deluxe Edition, the Nintendo Switch version of the game, launched in August 2020. The Switch version allows for local co-op with two consoles connected, and offline battles that allow for up to six people to play with one console. The Switch version includes all nine characters from the game’s first Character Pass, and the game’s second Character Pass is also available separately.

The game’s Character Pass 2 includes the characters Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia, Meruem from Hunter x Hunter, Hiei from Yū Yū Hakusho, Yoruichi Shihōin from Bleach, and Giorno Giovanna from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

Previously released DLC characters include My Hero Academia‘s Katsuki Bakugo, Dragon Ball Z‘s Majin Buu, Yu Gi Oh!‘s Seto Kaiba, My Hero Academia‘s All Might, Hunter x Hunter‘s Biscuit Krueger, Naruto‘s Madara Uchiha, Bleach‘s Toshiro Hitsugaya and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, One Piece‘s Trafalgar Law, and Kane and Galena (original characters designed by Akira Toriyama). The sets of paid DLC include avatar costumes and skills along with the DLC characters. The game’s first Character Pass allows players to access the first nine DLC characters.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment America’s Twitter account

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